Biden’s Energy Sec. Granholm Calls It ‘Hilarious’ That She Would Have a ‘Plan to Increase Oil Production in America’

By Craig Bannister | November 5, 2021 | 11:53am EDT

When asked to describe how she proposes to increase oil production in the U.S., Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm broke out laughing and called it “Hilarious” to think she would have a plan to do such a thing.

Friday, in an interview with Bloomberg, Granholm denied that the Biden Administration had any ability to increase U.S. oil production and blamed America’s rising gas prices on the “global market,” particularly OPEC.

REPORTER: "In Sturgis, Michigan, it is $2.89 a gallon. I guess that’s better than in California. What is the Granholm plan to increase oil production in America?"

GRANHOLM: "(Laughs) That is hilarious! Would that I had a magic wand on this. As you know, of course, oil is a global market, it is controlled by a cartel. That cartel is called OPEC and they made a decision yesterday that they were not going to increase beyond what they were already planning."

But, Pres. Joe Biden’s anti-energy policies have made the U.S. increasing more dependent on other countries for energy, driving up prices, after having achieved energy independence during the Trump Administration.

As has reported, in his push for green energy, Biden has targeted fossil fuels, signing executive orders pausing oil and gas leasing on federal lands and scrapping the Keystone pipeline as soon as he took office.

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